Legacies: January 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

More Alabama Legacies

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The Monument is in downtown Demopolis, AL.

Unknown named church in Boligee, AL..if you zoom in on the monument above "Our Confederate Dead" looks like there was a picture there....sad to say there are monuments in the rear of the church...but you can't read them..."Gone with Age"...

SWR's Richard

Captain Nathan Carpenter House Eutaw, Alabama

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Captain Nathan Carpenter organized a company of men called the Confederate Rangers on the lawn in front of the house in 1862 . He was elected as captain of the unit. It would become Company B of the 36th Regiment Alabama Infantry. The company would see action in the battles of Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Nashville, and the Atlanta Campaign.

Captain Nathan Carpenter

SWR's Richard

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Confederate Monument Tupelo Mississippi.

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"The loyal and true. Their faith sealed with their most precious blood."

SWR's Unreconstructed

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Confederate marker in Texas

Hood County, Action Texas
Action Cemetery

I am a Texan but not from here. I attended a funeral here Friday and took this on the way out. On a side note, Davey Crockett's wife is buried here also.

Gary Grable

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Monument to the Women of the Confederacy

In the southwest corner of Legislative Plaza, downtown Nashville, there is a bronze sculpture with three forms -- a large female figure holding smaller male and female figures in her lap. This enigmatic monument is the Tennessee Monument to the Women of the Confederacy and its simple plaque reads:

Erected by the State of Tennessee to commemorate the heroic action of the women of Tennessee during the War Between the States. Dedicated October 10, 1926, Belle Kinney Sculptor. Plaque placed by the Tennessee Historical Commission.

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Inscription. (South face)
Our Mothers
To the women of the Confederacy “Whose pious ministrations to our wounded soldiers soothed the last hours of those who died far from the objects of their tenderest love, whose domestic labors contributed much to supply the wants of our defenders in the field, whose zealous faith in our cause shone a guiding star undimmed by the darkest clouds of war, whose fortitude sustained them under all the privations to which they were subjected, whose floral tribute annually expresses their enduring love and reverence for our sacred dead; and whose patriotism will teach their children to emulate the deeds of our revolutionary sires.” Jefferson Davis
United Confederate Veterans Honor the Memory of the Confederate Women of Mississippi.

(East face)
Our Daughters
Devoted daughters of the heroic women and noble men, they keep the mounds of loved ones sweet with flowers and perpetuated in marble and bronze the granite characters of a soldiery that won the admiration of the world and a womanhood whose ministrations were as tender as an angels benediction.

(North face)
Our Sisters
Their smiles inspired hope; their tender hands soothed the pangs of pain; their prayers encouraged faith in god; and when the dragon of war closed its fangs of poison and death, they like guardian angels, entwined their hands in their brothers arms, encouraged them to overcome the losses of war and to conquer the evils in its wake, adopting as their motto:
“Lest We Forget”.

(West face)
Our Wives
They loved their land because it was their own, and scorned to seek another reason why, calamity was their touchstone; and in the ordeal of fire their fragility was tempered to the strength of steel. Angels of comfort, their courage and tenderness soothed all wounds of body and of spirit more than medicines. They girded their gentle hearts with fortitude, and suffering all things, hoping all things fed the failing fires of patriotism to the end. The memory and example of their devotion shall endure.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

The Polk monument at Pine Mt. GA

The Polk monument at Pine Mt. GA


1861. 1865.
In Memory Of Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk
Who fell on this spot June 14, 1864.

Folding his arms across his breast, He stood gazing on the scenes below, Turning himself around as if To take a farewell view.

Thus standing a cannon shot from the enemy's guns crashed through his breast, and opened a wide door through which his spirit took its flight to join his comrades on the other shore.

Surely the earth never opened her arms to allow the head of a braver man to rest upon her bosom.

Surely the light never pushed the darkness back to make brighter the road that leads to the lamb.

And surely the gates of heaven never opened wider to allow a more manly spirit to enter therein.

Erected by J. Gid & Mary J. Morris. 1902.

Thanks to:
J.w. Binion